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I Quit My Job As A Lawyer Now I'm A Career Coach For Women Of Color

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Mar 14, 2019 4:01 PM 3+ day ago

Making a pivot in your career can be a terrifying prospect. Sometimes, the fear of leaving behind the comfort and stability of a job -- even if it's making you kind of miserable -- can make it seem better to just stay put. But is putting off long-term happiness worth it?

It's a dilemma Cynthia Pong is all too familiar with. Pong is the founder of Embrace Change, which specializes in helping women of color to transition in their careers and to realize their true ambitions. But just a few years ago, her own life looked very different. Pong initially started her career working as a public defender, but soon realized that it wasn't the path for her. So she decided to make a switch.

Today, Pong coaches women who are feeling stuck, helping them to set and reach professional goals and resist the temptation to settle. Working from her own experience, she helps her clients realize there is always ...

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